KANEX Group runs a competition among students of USMU

11.02.2019 | News of the company
A competition for students of the Ural State Mining University, organized by the engineering group "KANEX", starts on February 11th.
Participants were offered two nominations: technical and creative. The first involves the development of economically significant proposals in the field of mining and processing equipment, and the second - the creation of an exciting story about the development of mining in the format of a comic book or video. The best projects will receive awards of 50 thousand rubles.

Its main objectives (in addition to stimulating innovative activity of young people) are to popularize the mining professions and mountain education in the country, as well as the formation of an effective communication system between higher education and business. “It is not a secret that the interest in the specialties of the mining-geological profile for the last 15–20 years has greatly decreased and today the business has to compete for young specialists with the necessary qualifications,” the Director General of KANEX TECHNOLOGY, JSC, Nikolay Faryma comments. “By this initiative we hope not only to draw attention to ourselves as an employer, but also to give impetus to the development of engineering thought among students. We want to grow our own staff, capable of coping with the challenges facing the industry, and not to buy ideas abroad”, he adds.

“Practice-oriented training and close communication with enterprises are the main priorities of the Mining University. In educational programs we actively use the project approach, in which students work through a whole range of issues related to the activity of real production. The competition from the KANEX group will be an important step in strengthening the training of qualified specialists who are able to analyze the situation and make competent and balanced decisions”, acting Rector of the USMU Alexei Dushin notes.

The contest lasts until April 5th. It is organized specifically for students of the USMU as part of a cooperation agreement signed in July 2018. The works will be checked by specialists of relevant divisions of the KANEX group. To learn more and apply for the contest #KANEX.MOUNTAIN.CHALLENGE visit the website http://kanexgroup.ru/contest/.


KANEX group is a diversified industrial holding, one of the leading Russian manufacturers of mining and mineral processing equipment, drilling machines and tools, mine rail and conveyor transport. Provides a full range of services for mining companies: design, mining and construction and installation work, production and supply of equipment, commissioning. The holding includes six enterprises, two of them are engineering: Kyshtym machine-building association, founded by the Demidov’s dynasty, and a full cycle enterprise OKB Micron, its construction began in 2014.

The Ural State Mining University is the first institution of higher education in the Urals, founded by the Russian Emperor Nikolai II in 1914. The university is the only full-service university for subsurface use in Russia, whose graduates are employed at all stages of mining, ranging from exploration to processing and saling of finished products. Solutions and technologies in the field of informatization, automation and safety of mining operations are implemented on 70% of Russian underground structures. For more than 100 years the university has been graduating specialists in mining, geology, geophysics, and economics, and more than 10,000 students from Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Congo, Guinea, and other countries are currently studying at the university.
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